This year we will touch on the work of seven women composers and arrangers,including a full concert devoted to thean impressive American music icon,
Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901–1953).
Crawford was a composer whose work was both propheticand brilliant. She met the love of her life in musicologistCharles Seeger, who had taught Henry Cowell in Berkeley,
from 1914–16. (The bronze bust of Cowell by GertrudeBoyle Kanno, on view tonight, was made in 1917 whenCowell was 20.) It’s our pleasure to have with us from
Boston Crawford’s biographer Judith Tick, who will speak
about Crawford’s life preceding our third and nal concert.
Thank you for attending this event and we hope to see
you again at our 14th Other Minds Festival (March 5–7,2009) in San Francisco. Composers this year includeBen Johnston (Wisconsin), Pawel Szymanski and PawelMykietyn (both from Poland), Chico Mello (b. Brazil,living in Berlin), Linda Catlin Smith (b. USA, living in Toronto), Catherine Lamb (Los Angeles), John Schneider(Los Angeles), Michael Harrison (New York), and BentSørensen (Denmark). Our performers include Trio conBrio (Denmark), Del Sol String Quartet (San Francisco),
and just-intonation guitarist John Schneider. And we’llalso have the American premiere of a new work by ArvoPärt and a tribute to the late Mauricio Kagel, played by theAmsterdam Cello Octet. The candles are lit, and now it’s time for our Séance. Happyholidays to one and all.
Executive & Artistic Director